As I See It

Riccardo Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:15
Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 19:45

In recent years (started by the more than obvious fake and fraudulent victory of someone like G.W. Bush for president of the supposedly most powerful and 'developed' nation in the world in the year 2000) I have developed a growing affinity and awareness regarding Human Progress and the conviction that intelligent virtual communities can and will have a mayor contribution to this. I consider the internet to represent the collective human knowledge, creativity & consciousness and, as such, it plays (should play) a significant role in the global process, which should be free and transparant, towards a truly human society. 

Despite my education focused on consumer products, marketing and design, I turned away from the corrupt overproduction and overconsumption model that dominates modern society. I find it is mainly based on pure artificial and essentially materialistic satisfaction. The induced and excesive consumption required to guarantee 'growth' for face-less and spirit-less corporations, supposedly in the name of, mainly industrial, progress, is clearly a dead end street. In my opinion it is quite a fake kind of progress and too often it leads to violation of human rights and/or yet increasing destruction of our natural environment and the planet. 

Thus, my personal interests and preferences have grown towards the non-profit sector (foundations and cooperatives) and activities that help reduce the destructive impact of unlimited industrial growth, which is the basis of the current globalized model. 

I believe globalization is about something far more human, harmonic, natural and sustainable than money and big industry is imposing upon all of us.  Globalization should be about the harmony amongst humans as well as harmony between humans and other beings, nature and our planet.


Riccardo Fri, 18/09/2015 - 13:41

Zo'n goeie video dit...

Het combineert precies alles zoals ik dat ook stapje voor stapje ben gaan doen sinds 2011 zo'n beetje:

Anglo-saksische arrogantie

Riccardo Thu, 17/09/2015 - 22:29

Alleen al in deze eeuw:


Riccardo Thu, 17/09/2015 - 14:28




Links & References

Riccardo Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:31
Sunday, 29 December, 2013 - 20:45

A new (clean) economic and social order - Society 2.0

  1. Nature first!
    This is so obvious that it needs no explanation.
    I actually think that more than thinking in just "sustainability" we should start talking RECOVERY. We should do better than just to avoid making even a bigger mess of our planet and sadly accept to "sustain" the mess we are already so accostumed to. 
    Those who don't see this as the global priority should consider go living on an artifical colony on mars. This will also be of help to reduce the overpopulation by the human species on earth.
  2. Down with Bank Secrecy 
    It hides one third of global wealth and stimulates 90% of corruption (destructive large-scale global corruption) 
    Redistribute the money and forget about that invented 'crisis'.
  3. Criminalize corruption (which by definition includes having a secret account on tax havens)
    1 year of prison per million Euros under Bank Secrecy, no questions asked - more than 10 million = equal to murder.
    Companies pay back double the amount that they have on tax havens.
    Delegalize obscure financial products/speculation;
  4. Create new public and transparant banking system
    accounts and financial transactions of this bank publicly available through internet
    with supreme control and input by citizens.

De rol van Europa

Riccardo Wed, 08/04/2015 - 17:03
Sunday, 21 December, 2014 - 18:00

Europa gaat niet over geld of financiële instellingen, Europa gaat over de mensen en de maatschappij!
Natúúrlijk is niemand blij met een Europese Gemeenschap die alleen maar denkt, praat en blaat in macro-economische termen. Dan kan je net zo goed thuis blijven (oftewel, in je eigen land).

Genezen van de moderne maatschappij

Riccardo Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:44
Saturday, 21 February, 2015 - 12:15

Prioritaire wereldproblemen die opgelost moeten worden

Eigenlijk bestaat er maar één fundamenteel probleem op wereldschaal, dat vervolgens leidt naar alle volgende problemen die oplossing behoeven.



de verborgen kapitaalstromen stimuleren blinde hebzucht en daarmee de belangrijkste misdaden op wereldnivo:

From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain

Riccardo Wed, 04/03/2015 - 13:52
2015/02/20 - 23:30

Mijn reactie op een Facebook post:

What they want is basically the same as Iceland, the only one European country (although not in the Euro) with guts sofar: stop playing the unfair game of the banks, where "the bank always wins" or in other words, the people always loose.

Feyenoord breekt Rome af

Riccardo Wed, 04/03/2015 - 13:50
2015/03/04 - 13:45

Reactie op een FB post van Dutch Revolution over de hooligans van Feyenoord in Rome

Zielig dat ze zich zo moeten uitdrukken omdat ze niet genoeg aandacht hebben gekregen toen ze jong waren of anderzijds gefrustreerd zijn...

Science links & references

Riccardo Tue, 23/08/2011 - 12:25
2011/08/23 - 12:30

Regarding to science, my main interest is true science, nuclear physics and astronomy, the worlds of the tiniest and the hugest. Where does it all come from and how does it work (deep down inside). Derived from it also geology, the science that tries to show the proofs of some of the theories from the other two.


World crisis

Riccardo Wed, 10/08/2011 - 00:36
2011/08/10 - 00:30


Since I haven't found it on the web (an hour searching in google, several langauges) I'll just have to do it myself: a simple chronological overview of the countries that got in trouble after the start of the crisis in 2008. I understand it became official with the crash of Lehman Brothers, although apparently there had been signs all over long before. I happened to be in the US when all they talked about was the great bail-out that would solve everything. Poor Obama having to clean up all the mess afterwards (including of course Iraq and Afghanistan). 

A better solution for Greece!

Riccardo Tue, 19/07/2011 - 19:16
2011/07/19 - 19:15

I have already made the step from indignant (indignado) to inspired (inspirado).

As I see it the greek problem would actually have an easy solution. At the same time it would be also a solution for countries like Portugal, Ireland or Iceland and, as a matter of fact, most countries if not all. Surely the official institutions will consider it a too simple point of view or even naive, but even so, why not just:

Stop Corruption, End Tax Havens!


Modern Society

Riccardo Fri, 19/02/2010 - 15:21
2010/02/19 - 15:15

Most of modern society is (still) based on economic gain.

Many (most) people nowadays will find this logic, because they don't know anything else and society has worked like that for generations. Thus they think this is unalterable. As in former eras people thought it was unalterable that society were mainly based on war or on religion or on some feudal system or that the earth was flat. The same way that these ancient convictions turned out not to be necessarily true, it could turn out that economics does not necessarily have to be the base of society.

Bewegingen voor vrijheid en gelijke rechten

Riccardo Sun, 03/01/2010 - 01:29
2010/01/03 - 01:30

Documentaires en verslaggevingen over het bereiken van vrijheid en gelijke rechten.

Negers in america, op het ritme van muziek:


Riccardo Fri, 16/10/2009 - 14:16
2009/10/16 - 14:15

Como es bien sabido las empresas que más reclamaciones generan son las empresas de telecomunicaciones, aunque las constructoras e inmobiliarias parecen estar haciendo un esfuerzo contínuo para desbancarlas. También están los bancos, el sector médico y la propia administración pública.

Money, banks, economy and worse.

Riccardo Sat, 18/07/2009 - 02:01
2009/07/18 - 02:00


Money is a means.

In the "old times" money didn't exist. People simply exchanged 'products' or 'services'. Eggs for a piece of meat, ....


Most people nowadays have forgotten this. They think of money as a goal. In fact a great deal of society thinks money is a goal and is based on this shortsighted understanding of life.<--break->

A new world order

Riccardo Sun, 12/07/2009 - 00:32
2009/07/12 - 00:30

As long as I remember, I have always felt lucky to live in current times (and in Europe, actually, Holland). I developed this conscience at a young age when I started to understand how fine a life I (we) had comparing to what the middle ages must have been; misery, hunger, cold, the plague, war, political oppression and religious oppression... That alone was enough to feel happy about any circumstance I could be in.

The established order

Riccardo Sat, 11/07/2009 - 01:32
2009/07/11 - 01:30

The established order

The "Established Order" (let's say EO) is a concept that can be considered at several scale levels running from small and short term to large and long term. We all know the small scale, generally short term, Established Order by personal experience, being our parents/tutors the first established order we have to deal with. Then there is the teachers, the police or your boss.

The large scale established order is generally not represented by a specific person that we deal with directly, even if in many cases it does have direct influence on our lives, sometimes even without being aware: emperors, kings and queens, spiritual leaders, religions, governments and most recently: banks and the international mega-coorporations.<--break->

Obispos, aborto y castidad

Riccardo Thu, 09/07/2009 - 00:59
2009/07/09 - 01:00


hoy he encontré un magnífico artículo en el País sobre Obispos(, bellotas), aborto y castidad, que creo no debe de perderse por lo que me permito una copia para uso e referencia interna


Cosmic force

Riccardo Mon, 06/07/2009 - 15:44
2009/07/06 - 15:45

I believe in a cosmic force "out there" that maintains balance all over the universe.

Both "What the bleep..." as "the Secret" refer to this greater universal or cosmic mechanism as a kind of energy that's out there waiting to be used. Strong intention with the right mindset would be the instrument to get it working for you. I think is should be possible.